Su Su Aung, owner and founder of the Amayar Mill and a successful woman in speciality coffee, purchases coffee cherry from smallholder farmers in her nearby community. Su Su Aung is very community driven and donates 10% of her profits to income generating and developmental projects in her area. Myanmar is a relatively new origin in speciality coffee and these growers and owners like Su Su Aung have come a long way in a very short time. Back in 2014, US-Aid helped fund value chains for rural development in Myanmar, and coffee became a way of providing an income for rural farmers, as well as a gentle push away from Poppy production. Speciality coffee was non-existent here before this, and in only 6 years or so, they have achieved quite the status – winning cup of excellence awards and producing coffees with cup scores near the 90s. We bought our first coffee from this origin back in 2016, and this is our second year of purchasing coffee from Su Su Aung's Amayar Mill.